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U.K. Economy Slumped 20.4% in Second Quarter
The U.K. economy slumped 20.4% slump in the second quarter, the biggest since records began in 1955, as Britain suffered more than any major European nation amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving is not for you.
Vatican and China prepare to renew historic deal, angering US
Pope Francis has reportedly approved a two-year renewal of the deal on the appointment of bishops vetted by the Vatican.
First jail sentence in the United States related to the Panama Papers
A federal court in the United States sentenced a man on Monday to four years in prison related to the scandal of companies in tax havens, better known as the 'Panama Papers'. Th...
All passengers on Epstein flights to be named 'sparking panic among rich friends
The records of every flight made by Jeffrey Epstien’s private aircrafts over 21 years have been subpoenaed.
Secret documents show how North Korea launders money through U.S. banks
North Korea carried out an elaborate money laundering scheme for years using a string of shell companies and help from Chinese companies, moving money through prominent banks in...
Government Secures Line of Credit
The Minister for Finance and Economic Development, the Hon. Roy McTaggart is pleased to confirm that the Government of the Cayman Islands has awarded the provision of a stand-by...
US Bans Chinese Apps TikTok and WeChat Starting Sunday
Downloads of Chinese applications TikTok and WeChat will be banned in the United States as of Sunday, the Commerce Department reported Friday, citing threats to "national securi...
Mystery over where £50,000,000,000 of UK banknotes are
Around £50 billion of banknotes in UK circulation are unaccounted for, according to a public spending watchdog.
Banksy loses legal battle, puts his EU trademark at risk – all because of his anonymity
The renowned street artist can not keep intellectual property rights on his work as he could not be “unquestionably” recognized as its sole owner due to his complete anonymity, ...
The PlayStation 5 console will be stores in November
Sony's highly anticipated PlayStation 5 will launch in November, when the next generation of the Xbox console will also be released, in a video game market that is experiencing ...
Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state and become free
Barbados has announced its intention to remove Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic. "The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind," the Cari...
Livestreams Are the Future of Shopping in America
The U.S. has been slow to shop via live online video, but the coronavirus sparked interest: “It’s basically digitizing QVC and HSN.”
Oracle confirms it has a deal to become TikTok’s ‘technology partner’
Proposal comes just ahead of US President Trump’s threat to ban the video-sharing app on national security grounds; Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the plan will undergo ...
Jobs 'crisis' twice as bad as previous recession
Employers in Britain are planning more than twice as many redundancies than they did at the height of the last recession, new figures show.
Can religious services still go ahead under new restrictions on gatherings?
Tomorrow, September 14, will officially see the new ‘rule of six’ come into effect across England – the government’s latest efforts to control the spread of coronavirus.
Queen 'inspired' as results of Kate's lockdown photography project go live
The Queen has spoken about how ‘inspired’ she felt by looking through pictures showing life in lockdown submitted by members of the public.
National Bank of Panama launches its virtual assistant "Ariel"
The National Bank of Panama (Banconal) launched a new service technology tool called “Ariel” (Online Interactive Response Assistant), which seeks to improve the customer consult...
More than 60 MPs sign letter calling for partners to be allowed at births
More than 60 MPs are calling for NHS trusts to lift the ban on partners being bedside during births.
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London VCs launch joint initiative to expand funding opportunities for underrepresented founders
A group of U.K.-based VCs have come together to create a new virtual pitching event designed to address the problems with the current startup ecosystem that can lead to inequali...
British student, 21, secures million-dollar book deal in US
A British-Nigerian student has secured a seven-figure book deal with a US publisher for her debut thriller at the age of just 21.
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